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Motorist arrested on allegations of fraud in Mthatha

Jun 20, 2018
Motorist arrested on allegations of fraud in Mthatha

The Mthatha Magistrate's Court has released a taxi driver on a R500 bail after he was arrested by the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit for displaying a false licence disk on his vehicle.

"The driver was arrested on Sunday after members of the anti-corruption unit established that the vehicle he was driving had allegedly been suspended in 2015 after he was involved in a crash," said Spokesperson, Simon Zwane.  

"He was charged with fraud after it was discovered that his unroadworthy vehicle had allegedly displayed a licence disc belonging to another vehicle."

He said that the court released him on bail and postponed the case to 11 July 2018. 

"The driver has a previous conviction of culpable homicide and a five-year suspended sentence following the 2015 crash."

The CEO of the RTMC, Advocate Makhosini Msibi, has welcomed the arrest by members of the anti-corruption unit, and hopes this will improve efforts for compliance with road traffic regulations by motorists’. 

The public can report incidences of fraud and corruption on: 0861 400 800.